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Easy Heart

by Jens Lysdal

Grammy-nominated composer, - and one of Scandinavias finest guitar players - with worldclass-players Greg Leisz, Tim O' Brien (US) Country/singer-song/jazzy hybrid with a scandinavian mood.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. It Happens to Me Sometimes
4:09 $0.99
2. The Beauty of It All
3:22 $0.99
3. I Should Have Danced
4:24 $0.99
4. Let's Embrace
4:38 $0.99
5. Easy Heart
4:49 $0.99
6. Let's Go to Bed
5:13 $0.99
7. The Congress Rag (Instrumental)
3:46 $0.99
8. When I See You
5:06 $0.99
9. Sliding (In and Out of Reality) [Instrumental]
3:56 $0.99
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Album Notes
Nominated: "Best release in Germany 2014" by german reviewers assoc. ("Schallplatten-kritik")

Jens Lysdal sought out his dreamteam (see below) and went to Austin, Texas to record this outstanding album.
Great songs and arrangements. With inspirations from the wide range of genres that Lysdal masters due to his never ending musical curiosity and travels.

"Songs full of grace that give Lysdal room to celebrate his virtuosity on acoustic and electric guitars and without detours aim right at the heart of the listener with his ingratiating voice". ("Wasser-prawda" Germany)

"A finger-picking master.You can sense and hear how technical skill on an instrument - through emotions - is transformed to a musical experience"" ("Concerto", Austria)

"A virtuoso guitarist.... a meaningful songwriter..... Knopfler elegance....vibrating like Tom Waits" (Jyllands Posten, Denmark)

"Lysdal has the blues, knows the jazz and likes the swing. And he plays the guitar like the truly great" (GDM-Aktiv Germany)

"Most important is the strong integrity in Lysdal’s appearance.
Because even if the frames are wide and the musical possibilities are many, there is a core in Lysdal’s art that is present in everything he does". (Politiken, Denmark)

"Jens Lysdal is eminently up to American cult figures like Paul Simon and Randy Newman" (World of music, Germany)

"The lyrics are sly, wry, shrewdly compassionate, & beautifully crafted, as are his arrangements".
(Radio National, Australia)

"Maybe it’s a sign that this is a big old global village after all, but Lysdal has made a real contribution to the American roots-rock tradition that includes Hiatt, Ry Cooder and the Blasters" (Korean Times)

One of Denmarks best reviewed singers, composers, and guitarists and a triple award-winning producer.

His style is often subtle and poetic, but at the same time with an unmistakable sharpness in both playing and writing.

His songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners, and both his newer and older albums are frequently played on air and featured in numerous danish and international films.

He is known for always playing and recording with the top-level musicians - among them:
Greg Leisz (Joni Mitchell, KD Lang, Bill Frisell, Ryan Adams, Emmylou Harris) Danny Frankel (Rickie Lee Jones, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Marianne Faithful), Tim O´Brien (Mark Knopfler, The Chieftains), Hugo Rasmussen (Dexter Gordon, Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins)

What makes him stand out is that he is not only a very personal singer and songwriter, but also a high level guitarist (before going solo he worked as a sideman for the cream of danish artists, and backing international artists like The Pointer Sisters, Donna Summer and Sergio Mendes). That makes his music and concerts unique - the focus shifting between the songs and his guitar-playing, reinforcing each other.

Musicians on "Easy Heart":

Tim O´Brien - mandolin, fiddle, guitar
Greg Leisz - lapsteel, pedal-steel (Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, Eric Clapton,
KD Lang, Ryan Adams),
Glenn Fukunaga- bass (The Dixie Chicks, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant)
Danny Frankel – drums, percusssion (Lou Reed, KD Lang, Laurie Anderson,
Marianne Faithful).



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